A look back at the top blogs of 2013

| by Gary Wollenhaupt
A look back at the top blogs of 2013

At the end of 2013, the top blogs ranged from home-care tips to good advice on remodeling, geothermal heating and design tips for high-performance homes.

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Here's a look back at the top 10 blogs for 2013, those our readers turned to the most for valuable information.

The top blog was devoted to "DIY Tips to Keep your Homes Cool & Pest-free This Summer,"from Gary Parsons of Dow Building Solutions.

Tamarah Long shared her thoughts on the small home trend with "Small Living Spaces: Trend or Cultural Movement?" in the second-ranked ACE posting.

Caryn Tomer of Enertech gave us a behind-the-scenes look at a This Old House project in "Enertech Global on the set of "This Old House: Essex Project" that incorporated geothermal heating and cooling.

In the fourth most popular post, architect Chris Laumer-Giddens shared his list of "Design Don’ts for High Performance Homes" that is a must-read for anyone designing a new home.

Next, Shelley Ross, director of marketing for Boral Bricks, shared the "Benefits of Brick" and the role it plays in a high-performance home.

In the sixth spot, Titian Burris of ClimateMaster let us in on the "3 Reasons to Consider Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Your Home."

In the seventh spot, Heather Ferrier Laminack made a strong for remodeling a home rather than building a new one in "10 Reasons to Retrofit."

Gary Parsons of Dow Building Solutions also shows up at No. 8 on the list, with "Move-in to Long-term Savings and Comfort." He shares some great tips for buying and selling a home with energy-efficiency in mind.

At No. 9, Mike Gersmeyer of Briggs & Stratton makes a case for "Spend Now, Save Later – The Benefits of Investing in a Standby Generator System."

Rounding out the Top 10 is Farah Ahmad, a young architect-in-training who was "Inspired at Greenbuild" and shared her experiences from the 2013 event. She raises some interesting issues as the industry transitions into a new way of thinking.

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Topics: Building Green, Exteriors, Geothermal Heating & Cooling, Going Green, Insulation, Proud Green Home at Serenbe, Remodeling, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Sustainable Products, Trade Show, Trends / Statistics

Companies: Dow Building Solutions, Climate Master, U.S. Green Building Council, Enertech Global, LLC, LG Squared, Inc., ClimateMaster

Gary Wollenhaupt

Gary Wollenhaupt is an experienced writer and editor, with a background as a daily newspaper reporter as well as corporate and agency public relations and marketing. He is constantly looking for affordable green upgrades to make to his home in eastern Kentucky.

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